Genetic Genealogy


My genetic genealogy adventures began in September 2011.  Around that time, 23andMe initiated their Roots to the Future program.  The goal of that program was to get 10,000 persons of African-descent to get their DNA tested as a means for the company to increase the number of such persons in their database.  As such, they were giving away kits for free.  So, I tested, as well as about 10 members of my family.  In Fall 2014, I did the autosomal DNA test with AncestryDNA.  

To help with analyzing DNA matches, I created chromosome maps and triangulation files so that I can tag my DNA from specific ancestors and organize my cousins by our common ancestors.   

As I post on the outcomes of the testing, I decided to create this page to serve as an organized summary of what I’ve learned so far. If you’d like to keep up with my posts specifically on Genetic Genealogy, then please subscribe to the RSS feed


DNA Characteristics

Family Connections – posts about my experiences connecting with family via 23adnMe

Logistics of DNA Testing